One indication of how Baha’is view God appears…

One indication of how Baha’is view God appears in this passage:

‘The human temple that has been made the vehicle of so overpowering a Revelation must, if we be faithful to the tenets of our Faith, ever remain entirely distinguished from that “innermost Spirit of Spirits” and “eternal Essence of Essences” — that invisible yet rational God Who, however much we extol the divinity of His Manifestations on earth, can in no wise incarnate His infinite, His unknowable, His incorruptible and all-embracing Reality in the concrete and limited frame of a mortal being.

Indeed, the God Who could so incarnate His own reality would, in the light of the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh, cease immediately to be God.

So crude and fantastic a theory of Divine incarnation is as removed from, and incompatible with, the essentials of Bahá’í belief as are the no less inadmissible pantheistic and anthropomorphic conceptions of God — both of which the utterances of Bahá’u’lláh emphatically repudiate and the fallacy of which they expose.’

(Shoghi Effendi, The World Order of Baha’u’llah, p. 112/113

The writer, Sen McGlinn says…..my paraphrase: on the one hand we see God as manifest in history, in the persons of Baha’u’llah, the Bab, Muhammad, Jesus etc… back to the beginning. On the other hand, they are not God, but Manifestations of the Will of God. – https://www.religiousforums.com/threads/how-do-bahai-view-god.109325/

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